The successful DJ, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman on Friday. His cause of death has not been revealed.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions," the family's second statement read, via Variety. "An over-achieving perfectionist who
"He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive. We love you, Your family," the statement added.
The family had previously released a statement on Monday.
"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words
"We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family," it concluded.1comments
Two years before his death, the DJ revealed that he was retiring performing live, citing health issues that he had been battling. In 2014, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed, and had also suffered acute pancreatitis which was partly due to excessive drinking. After retiring from touring, he continued to create music, releasing his last work, his EP Avīci (01), in August 2017.
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